Come behind the scenes of The Heritage Foundation’s work on Capitol Hill and around the country. Heritage recently launched an Instagram account, where we’re be sharing up close and personal photos that you won’t see anywhere else.

We’re joining the more than 80 million people who’ve made Instagram a social media priority personally and professionally—including Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

The Heritage Instagram account features photos of our events and the conservative leaders who share their messages with Heritage audiences, like Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Representative Mike Pence (R-IN). It’s the most intimate way to interact with Heritage staff, guests, and those fighting for conservative principles in America.

Instagram is quickly becoming the hot spot for personalized news sharing, as outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, NBC News and more have signed on. Individual reporters Anderson Cooper and Soledad O’Brien of CNN and Elizabeth Holmes of The Wall Street Journal have garnered strong personal followings as well.

Whether former Congressman and Heritage radio host Ernest Istook is interviewing Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) or we’re prepping for a speech by former Congressman Artur Davis, you’ll always find a little something extra on our Instagram account.

The app’s simple functions are easy to use for even the most novice iPhone or Android user. Plus, it’s just one more way for people to connect with folks they never would have in another way—whether that’s a kindred spirit across the country, a celebrity (celebs love it), or even the President of the United States.

We want to see behind the scenes in your life, too! You can follow the Heritage Instagram account here or search “HeritageFoundation” on the app. Let us know what you’d like to see on our Instagram account, because we’d like to get to know you a little better.

If you have a special Instagram photo celebrating freedom or conservative principles to share with us, please use the hashtag #HeritageFan on Instagram so we can find it.